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Dozen Long Stemmed Red Roses!

We live in a world that often does not forgive. We tend to hold grudges and look for ways to get even with the person who we think wronged us. We might not say it out loud, but we think to ourselves those words spoken by the Wicked Witch of the West to Dorothy, “I’ll get you, my pretty, and […]

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The Sunset Behind The Clouds

It is true that sometimes the hopelessness of today’s circumstances blur, or even block, us from the hopefulness of a better tomorrow. Are you living with a clear view of where God is leading you OR are you stuck in the struggles of today and unable to look to a brighter future? Are the clouds you currently see keeping you […]

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The Re-Filled Cup

Our lives are guided by what is and is not acceptable behavior. These cultural norms are the standards we live by. They are the shared expectations that guide the behavior of people within social groups. How you interact with a co-worker of the opposite sex is different from how you interact with your spouse, or at least it should be. […]

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Listening Or Just Hearing?

You have probably asked someone this question or maybe it has been asked of you: “Are you listening?” Many of us are good “hearers” but we are not really that good at “listening.” The dictionary defines hearing as being aware of sounds coming to the ear, implying that those sounds are not being paid attention to whereas listening is paying attention […]

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When You Begin To Sink

Life is not always smooth sailing. Sure there are days when the skies are sunny and cloudless and the seas are smooth as glass. But there are also days when the clouds are dark and gloomy and the waves are crashing onto your boat. Abnormal markers in your routine blood work leads to further testing which leads to a diagnosis […]

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The Juicer

If you have ever made your own juice, you know that the fruit is cut in half, placed onto the reamer and then pressed using the plunger, catching the pulp in the strainer and allowing the juice to collect in the bowl or glass. Or maybe you put garlic through a garlic press to mince it for use in your […]

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Where Do You Look For Answers?

In the age in which we live there is an endless supply of places to look for information. Go to the bookstore or library and you will often find countless books on any particular topic. You can download apps to your smart phone and or other hand held devices that give endless sources of information. Google and other search engines […]

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The Juice From Grapes

We live in a world full of choices. If you have cable television you know what we are talking about. Even if you have the basic cable package you probably have fifty of more channels to choose from, many of which really do not have any programming worth watching, but nonetheless you have endless choices. Walk down the breakfast foods […]

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The Changing Wind Speeds

Hurricanes are in the news on a regular basis these past few weeks. Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas and the Gulf Coast while Hurricane Irma, churning across the Atlantic basin, is being called “potentially catastrophic.” Both Harvey and Irma, as do all Western Hemisphere storms, formed near the equator in warm ocean waters, starting as a tropical disturbance. In […]

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Living In A Chameleon World

Do you ever feel like a chameleon, always having to change colors to adapt to your surroundings? Did you know that the primary reason chameleons change colors is not for camouflage? They do not need to hide from most predators since they can run up to 21 miles per hour, which helps them avoid most dangers. The primary reasons chameleons […]

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